Q: What is HGE?
Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (or HGE) is a serious and potentially fatal disease of the intestinal tract. The cause is unknown, and this condition occurs most commonly in smaller breed dogs, although it can arise in any breed. The onset of bloody diarrhea is quick and dehydration occurs rapidly. Vomiting also commonly occurs. If not treated promptly, the dog may go into shock.